Antonio Conte has never really been fully comfortable with his fullback options during his near-two seasons at Chelsea, with a lack of depth on either flank a cause for concern at various points during his management.
This season, to provide competition with Victor Moses at right wing-back and Marcos Alonso on the left side, the Blues signed Davide Zappacosta from Torino in the summer after missing out on Sergi Roberto and Kyle Walker, and added Emerson Palmieri from Roma in January following a failed attempt to bring Juventus’ Alex Sandro to the Premier League.
In the case of Zappacosta, the Italy international hasn’t really been particularly impressive whenever he’s broken into the side and Chelsea are said to be interested in replacing him in the summer and have made an enquiry to sign Napoli fullback Elseid Hysaj, according to ESPN.
Hysaj has been one of the standout fullbacks in Serie A over the last few seasons with the Albanian being a key contributor to Napoli’s rise back into title contention this campaign.
The report claims that Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid are all also interested in signing the defender.